Prime mover collision sparks blaze south of Qld-NSW border

Investigations continue after a prime mover hit a second prime mover causing one to burst into flames in northern New South Wales on Friday.

Just after 12.30pm, emergency services were called to the M1 near Clothiers Creek, about 20km east of Murwillumbah, following reports a prime mover travelling south along the highway hit a second prime mover parked in a brake-down lane.

The first vehicle erupted into flames. Fire & Rescue NSW officers attended and extinguished the blaze.


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The driver of the parked vehicle, a 47-year-old man, was not in the vehicle at the time and was not injured.

The driver of the moving vehicle, a 36-year-old man, was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for treatment to scratches and a minor neck injury.

A section of the highway was closed for a number of hours.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command attended and commenced an investigation.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police to contact Crime Stoppers.